Lemon basil is a hybrid between basil and American basil. The herb is grown primarily in northeastern Africa and southern Asia for its fragrant lemon scent and cooking.
It has white flowers in late summer to early fall. The leaves are similar to basil but narrower with slightly serrated edges. Seeds form on the plant after flowering and dry.
Lemon basil is used extensively in soups, stews, curries, and stir-fried dishes.
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